I want to do M. Sc. in Biotechnology. My friends are telling me as I am studying B. Sc. in Physics, I will not be eligible for this. Is it true? Which colleges offer this course? Does JNU conduct any admission test for this?
No, it is not true. Typically, eligibility requirement for admission to a M. Sc. course in Biotechnology is a Bachelor's degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical/Biological/ Agricultural/Veterinary Science/Fishery Science/ Pharmacy/ Engineering/ Technology or Medicine (MBBS) or BDS with at least 55% marks in aggregate. Some Universities require 50% marks and a few other Universities require 60% marks in the Bachelor degree examination. There are many Universities which offer M. Sc. in Biotechnology in India. Admission to 17 of these Universities is based on a Combined Biotechnology Entrance examination conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University. The Universities are: Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Birsa Agriculture University, Ranchi Calicut University, Kerala Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore G.B. Paint University of Agriculture and Technology, Pant Nagar Goa University, Goa Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad University of Jammu, Jammu Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi M.S. University of Baroda, Baroda Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai. Punjab University, Chandigarh Pondicherry University, Pondicherry Punjab University, Patiala Tezpur University, Tezpur Total number of seats offered in these Universities is about 520. Notification for the Combined Biotechnology entrance examination is published in the month of February in leading newspapers.